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Posted by : cj on Thursday, April 07, 2005 - 04:36 PM
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Poetry:  Click On The Author's Name .
Check out Kathy Kubik's new chapbook:
THE SECRET OF IVORY VOWS
A volume of free verse poetry infused with pure imagery.
To purchase, go to: http://www.lulu.com/content/217413

The Secret of Ivory Vows
By Kathy Kubik
(Lulu Press)
31 pages

From a missed el train, harvesting blueberries, making honey to what's at the bottom of a glass of Shiraz, Kathy Kubik explores the nearness of the heart -- and how easily it is broken and then mended. This collection of erotic verse encompasses the subjects of love, lust and loss.

Excerpt

"A shape forms in front of the window,
a jerking torso
going, leaving -
imagined.

I see tongue on glass,
the gritty taste of salt on skin
and that final dustry breath."

- from Illusions


Kathy Kubik accepts her award at Beat Kitchen The Her Mark Poetry Calendar featuring work by Kathy Kubik is now available from Woman Made Gallery.

As the first place winner of the 2005 Frieda Stein Fenster Award, Chicago area poet Kathy Kubik (seen here receiving her award at The Poetry Explosion) is also awarded with her own page here at ChicagoPoetry.com.

You can also check out her external homepage at KathyKubik.com.


BIO: A graduate of DePaul University, Kathy Kubik’s work has appeared in a number of publications, including The Mississippi Review, The Hiss Quarterly, Poems Niederngasse, SaucyVox, Cleansheets, ERWA, Citizen32 and the upcoming Women of the Web anthology (Sun Rising Press). She is the author of two chapbooks, Chrysalis and Songs in Red. When she's not writing poems, she teaches poetry to Chicago Public schoolchildren and is scribbling away on her first novel. More of her work and news, events and more may be seen at:
Celaine.com.

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Check out Kathy Kubik's SONGS IN RED
A volume of free verse poetry infused with pure imagery.
To purchase, go to: http://www.lulu.com/content/56558

"This is poetry that not only will make you feel something, but that
will make you feel like a firecracker has gone off in your heart. Bold,
brutal, beautiful—this is what Chicago poetry is all about."


- C.J. Laity
ChicagoPoetry.com

Read the entire review.



FIRST PLACE WINNER: KATHY KUBIK,

for her poem "After The Crash"



After The Crash

My thighs bruise a furious purple,
welts explode, then fade away
like thunder on trees.

His fist ricochets, leaves an opaque white mark
like the imprint of our daughter's slight hand in clay
framed in the front hallway.

Seven years I've been here,
lucky number seven.
Lucky for me if his road rage catches my shoulder
instead of colliding with my face.

Seven the age of our daughter,
the one gift he gave,
though at the time she was named
Accident,
just his hard seed forced into me
a result of icy, wet conditions.

Now she waves a fairy costume wand,
steps forward with question-mark eyes
a witness to the hit and run.

I lie in metal, warped and twisted,
in the tunnel of silence she blinks,
etches on her heart all details to recall later

so she can detour,
outline in yellow highlighter on her map
which direction to take.

Hard lines are formed
A boomerang, I return.

After the crash I stare into hard headlight eyes,
my firm, capable hands,
analogous to my daughter's
hers marked in clay, forever small.

I seize her power and take back my own.

My hands swell and I rise,
we drive away.



For more poetry by Kathy Kubik, Click here.

 
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